Published on October 06, 2015

Anhalt Named Iowa’s Outstanding Nurse Executive

Jackie Anhalt, Vice President, Patient Services, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and Chief Nurse Executive, Genesis Health System, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Nurse Executive in Iowa by the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL).

The IONL award is intended to recognize an individual who demonstrates outstanding achievement in nursing leadership and holds the leadership position of Nurse Executive. IONL is an affiliate group of the Iowa Hospital Association.

Anhalt will receive the award in Des Moines on Oct. 7.

“The qualities of a transformational leader, as identified by Magnet, are many of the same qualities IONL was looking for in its Outstanding Nurse Executive,” said Joan McCann, Magnet Program Supervisor, GMC-Davenport. “Jackie has always displayed a drive to go beyond what is expected and encourages others to strive for the same.

“As our CNE (Chief Nurse Executive) she has a strong vision for nursing and strategically understands what it takes to get us there. She is truly a transformational leader and has guided nursing at Genesis through many successes. The nursing team at Genesis is very proud to have her as our leader and recipient of this great award.”

Anhalt has been an employee of Genesis for nearly 25 years, beginning as a bedside nurse on the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nursing Unit. Her experience also includes Care Coordinator for the Rehab Department, Nurse Manager of the Orthopaedic Unit and most recently, Director of Nursing Operations.

Anhalt was named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses in 2007.

Anhalt is an RN, holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill.; a master's in Health Education and Promotion from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.; and a second master's in Nursing from St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

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